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Infection control

A biological or chemical substance that is dangerous to human and environment is called: biohazard
The agency of the government that oversees and regulates workers safety is OSHA, occupational safety and health administration
this agency provides safety guidelines for medical offices and facilities CDC center for disease control and prevention
a retrovirus that invades and inactivates helper T-cells of the immune system is called: human immunodeficiency virus, HIV
liver infection transmitted by blood, semen, or other bodily fluids. Medical personnel are offered immunization for it. HBV hepatitis B virus
infections acquired in a health care setting is called: HAI, or healthcare associated infections
when an animal transfers a disease it is called a: vector transmission
when an object transfers a disease it is called a: fomite transmission
clean technique the practice designed to reduce the number and transfer of pathogens and helps break the chain of infection s called medical asepsis
the complete removal of micro-organisms and their spores from the surface of an object is called: surgical asepsis
this reduces the number of micro-organisms by removing debris with soap and water prior to disinfecting sanitization
a technique for destroying pathogens and their spores on inanimate objects, using heat, water, chemicals, or gasses is called: sterilization
cleaning something using chemicals that kill pathogens but not their spores is called disinfecting
This is an instrument used to sterilize equipment and supplies by subjecting them to high pressure saturated steam: autoclave
A medical device consisting of a tube and optical system for observing the inside of a hollow organ, cavity, or tissue plane is called: endoscope
Documents containing necessary information regarding chemicals in the work environment is: Safety data sheets or SDS
Created by: CBohlander



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